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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 3/10/20)
ID: Diabolical (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: The Bachelor (Finale) at 8pm

The next act for Pete Buttigieg includes guest hosting ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, March 12. “We’re lining up a great slate of guests,” said the former Democratic candidate on NBC’s Today. “Hopefully some funnier minds than mine will be doing some writing for that.” The news broke two days after another former Dem candidate, Elizabeth Warren, made a surprise appearance on SNL.
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Two more down: PBS canceled PBS TechCon, slated for April 15-17 in Las Vegas, and its Annual Meeting, which had been scheduled for May 11-13 in Seattle. “In light of the growing concerns around coronavirus / COVID-19, PBS is limiting non-essential business travel. As a result, we have decided to cancel our upcoming conferences,” PBS said. “Health and safety are our highest priorities, and we made this decision in the best interest of our colleagues and partners.”
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The Summer Olympics is still on track, but the traditional lighting ceremony in Greece that opens the season will be held with no spectators due to coronavirus worries. Communities are being encouraged by the Hellenic Olympic Committee to follow the instructions of the Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Organization as the torch wends its way through Greek and Japanese towns headed to Tokyo. Games are scheduled for July 24-August 9.
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If the coronavirus continues to spread into 4Q20, the outbreak could reduce 2020 US ad spend by $3.1 billion, according to an analysis by The Myers Report – from a projected $227.8 billion to $224.9 billion. The media would account for just 28% of total marketing cost reductions, with the biggest budget cuts affecting trade promotions, direct mail, experiential marketing, mobile and apps advertising, and cinema.
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NBCUniversal sold its stake in Snap Inc. last year, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the latest instance of a media company selling an investment as it focuses on units more aligned with its core strategy. ViacomCBS is exploring selling its Simon & Schuster publishing division, and AT&T sold its stake in Game Show Network last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime and CBS Television Studios signed writer and executive producer Clyde Phillips (Dexter, Nurse Jackie) to an overall deal through which he will develop projects that can air on platforms within or outside the ViacomCBS family. “Securing the talents of a gifted writer/producer/showrunner like Clyde is a huge bonus for the Studio,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “There are few creators out there that have successfully crossed so many genres, and we’re fortunate to have him join our team. I’m looking forward to discovering where his fertile imagination goes next.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed Lost in Space for a third and final season, but is holding on to series EP/showrunner Zack Estrin with a multi-year overall deal to produce new series. “While this chapter of Lost In Space is coming to a rousing conclusion, I’m excited about continuing to explore new stories with my friends at Netflix, and for all of the incredible possibilities that lie ahead,” said Estrin.
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Netflix also ordered animated comedy Mulligan, from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (30 Rock) and their Little Stranger and Bevel Bears production companies, writer Sam Means (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), 3 Art Entertainment, Bento Box Entertainment and Universal Television. Series focuses on earth after an alien attack.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC ordered a pilot for comedy Kids Matter Now, from Shana Goldberg-Meehan, CBS Television Studios and 20th Century Fox TV. Series follows a diva boss with no patience for working parents, until she adopts a baby.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Insight TV Studios US has partnered with VICE Studios to co-produce a three-part docu-series focused on the participants of the upcoming 2020 Invictus Games, a multi-sport event for veterans. I am Invincible is slated to premiere April 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s The Undoing will premiere Sunday, May 10. Six-parter from David E.Kelley stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of The Split debuts on SundanceTV on Wednesday, May 21 at midnight. Series offers “a witty examination of modern marriage.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary The Definition of Insanity, exploring the work of The Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project, premieres Tuesday, April 14 at 10p on PBS (check local listings). With inside access to the Miami-Dade court system and the police, filmmakers follow the ins and outs of CMHP “client” cases over 18 months, from the courtroom through community reintegration.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Descendants Remix Dance Party: A Disney Channel Music Event premieres Friday, March 20 at 7:30p on Disney Channel. Hosted by Cheyenne Jackson as Hades from Descendants 3, the half-hour show will feature musical performances of reimagined hits from the Descendants movies by Disney Channel stars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Goram Visnjic (Timeless) will star as Count Dracula in ABC drama pilot The Brides…Nicole Byer (Nailed It!) and Aaron Jennings (Pure Genius) landed series regular roles in an untitled NBC comedy pilot from Phil Augusta Jackson and Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) centered on a group of black friends.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Wednesday night launch of Food Network’s Tournament of Champions reached nearly 2 million viewers, posting double-digit growth (up 45% versus prior six-weeks and up 26% versus year-ago) with a .6 P25-54 and a .7 W25-54 rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s The Rookie hit a viewership high of 5.13 million on Sunday, while NBC’s Good Girls scored a season high 0.5 among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Little Big Shots topped Tunity’s OOH ratings, while E! News was #1 on Shareablee’s social media chart.
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Writer Earl Pomerantz died March 7. He was 75. Among Pomerantz’s numerous TV credits were The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, The Cosby Show, Taxi, Major Dad and The Larry Sanders Show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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